Molecular Psychiatry

Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers report biomarkers and apps that predict risk of suicide

People being treated for bipolar disorder and other psychiatric illnesses are at greater risk of attempting suicide, but physicians may now have tools to predict which of those individuals will attempt it and intervene early ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Patients with recurrent depression have smaller hippocampi

The brains of people with recurrent depression have a significantly smaller hippocampus - the part of the brain most associated with forming new memories - than healthy individuals, a new global study of nearly 9,000 people ...

Genetics

Researchers find gene associated with thinking skills

An international team of researchers, including investigators from the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), has identified a gene that underlies healthy information processing—a first step on a complicated road ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Brain activity predicts promiscuity and problem drinking

A pair of brain-imaging studies suggest researchers may be able to predict how likely young adults are to develop problem drinking or engage in risky sexual behavior in response to stress.

Autism spectrum disorders

Missing piece surfaces in the puzzle of autism

A study carried out by the Laboratoire Neurobiologie des Interactions Cellulaires et Neurophysiopathologie (CNRS/Aix-Marseille Université), in collaboration with clinicians from Marseilles Public Hospitals (AP-HM) and scientists ...

Genetics

Schizophrenia: Adolescence is the game-changer

Schizophrenia causes hallucinations and memory or cognition problems inter alia. This psychiatric illness affects 0.5 percent of the general population, and it may be related to genetic abnormalities of chromosome 22, known ...

Neuroscience

Study offers insight on how a new class of antidepressants works

A new class of drugs under development to treat depression has shown some success by targeting brain cells' ability to respond to the chemical messenger glutamate. But the mechanism by which these experimental therapies work ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Obesity surgery normalizes brain opioids

Researchers at Aalto University and University of Turku have revealed how obesity surgery recovers opioid neurotransmission in the brain.

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